Beast From The East – Snowmageddon 2018 – Part deux

The adverse weather continues, it gives a lovely opportunity for picturesque photos.
but as the snow thaws, it becomes slippery and slippery … be careful out, the old colloquialism ‘Brass monkey weather’ comes to mind. 😉

Arthurs Seat snow

Arthurs Seat snow

Edinburgh Castle Snow

Edinburgh Castle Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

St Margarets Loch Snow

Beast From The East – Snowmageddon 2018

A wonder wonderland or the frozen tundra of Portobello? I’ll let you decide! – here are some photos taken this morning.

Beast From The East Portobello Snowman

Beast From The East Portobello Snowman

The Beast From the east or Snowmageddon 2018 comes with some problems, I’m snowed in!! Nae public transportation until further notice.  Its unique as Snow very rarely lies on the beach.

Beast From The East Portobello 4

Beast From The East Portobello 4

Beast From The East Portobello 3

Beast From The East Portobello 3

Beast From The East Portobello 2

Beast From The East Portobello 2

Beast From The East Portobello

Beast From The East Portobello

Today is the first day of astronomical spring, but looking outside now at 21:47 – it’s Still snowing
lets hope the weather improves soon

Warm Up

Aye, it was afy cold – so, fire! a wonderful way to warm up, this fella kens. 😉

This talented street performer is called Todd Various playing his character Duke Loopin, chances are you will find him plying his trade most Sundays on the Royal Mile.

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

Todd Various as Duke Loopin

He has website

Winter 2017

Winter is here, it was afy cold this weekend.  Here are some photos from Portobello Beach (ever walk on frozen sand? its different) and Holyrood Park – Arthur’s Seat and St Margaret’s Loch.  Although it was a mere -6° we had nae snow in Auld Reekie this time.

Winter in Edinburgh - Portobello Beach

Winter in Edinburgh – Portobello Beach

Winter in Edinburgh - St Margaret's Loch

Winter in Edinburgh – St Margaret’s Loch

Winter in Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat

Winter in Edinburgh – Arthur’s Seat

Edinburgh Skyflyer – Finally?

Another shot of the Christmas Sky Flyer, Perhaps the last from Princes Street Gardens! As something peculiar happened this afternoon that left me somewhat bamboozled.

I was approached by two security staff, who clearly didn’t want to be there.

They Told me, ye cannae film here
Me – I’m not filming, it’s long exposure photography.

they had a somewhat confused look on their faces, after a few moments they responded with ‘Nah, you still cannae use a tripod, you must get permission from underbelly however can use the Christmas market area between the stalls’

They could not give me a reasonably answer why, that area is forbidden.

It’s all rather daft, as social media is full of similar shots – I myself have done this site 2013

it wont stop me – I’ll be back! 😉

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Skyflyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Its that time on the year it’s perfect to experiment with long exposure photos. FIrst shot as always – the Scott Monument with the Sky Flyer.

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 - The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Edinburgh Christmas 2017 – The Scott Monument and the Sky Flyer

Alas, my camera maximum is 15 seconds.. (time to upgrade ) I’ll upload more to my sites and social media over the next wee while. – constructive comments always welcome.

Traffic Cones

What is it with traffic cones and statues? ah dinnae ken!
I blame Glasgow they started it with their Wellington Statue. 😉 (we love ya, honest)

But i’ve never understood the Scottish mentality of dunking traffic cones atop of statues, I know it’s also done around the rUK, but how about other European places, or are we just daft?

A few weeks ago I noticed David Hume had a new hat, well it was raining.

David Hume - Traffic Cone

David Hume – Traffic Cone

But today, jings crivens help ma boab! They’ve done it to Walter Scott. – to be hones, i’m a wee bitty impressed with this one

Walter Scott - Traffic Cone

Walter Scott – Traffic Cone

Fun fact, the Scott monument is the tallest monument to a writer in the world.